Indica VS Sativa: A Simple Guide to Picking the Perfect Marijuana Strain for you

The booming marijuana market in Canada has introduced cannabis to the daily lives of many canadians across the nation.Which means there’s a lot of newbies out there and the age old question might seem kind of stupid to ask, without feeling like you’ve lived under a rock for the past decade.

No fear! Exclusivebud’s very own Suzy is here to answers common questions about weed! …..hi that’s me!

I’m here to answer all your questions about what to smoke? What’s the difference between the strains and personal questions are welcome as well simply find me on exclusivebuds  social media. I’m the marketing ranger.

Let me help you first understand the difference between Indica and Sativa.

Disclaimer : Marijuana may can affect each individual differently, this article is based on general studies and reviews of each species of the cannabis plant. To give Marijuana users a better understanding on how each strain can affect you.


Indica in pure its form has a higher concentration of CBD in comparison to its ratio of THC, the opposite structure of what is occurring in the sativa plant. Indica strains are known to be sedatives and effective for treating many chronic health issues Canadians face. The high people get from Indica flowers is often referred to as a “body buzz” and has beneficial properties such as pain relief  in addition to being an effective treatment for insomnia and an anxiolytic. In layman’s terms this strain will not give you a “head high”. This marijuana strain commonly used for sleep, anxiety and pain in joints and ligaments, muscle spasms and overall chronic pain. Oh let’s not forget the most important effect of the Indica Strain, aides insomnia.

Essentially, the Indica strain is known as the classic mello strain, relaxes your muscles and little aches and pains one tends to generally experience after a long day or to aid in falling asleep if you are having trouble getting enough rest at night.

This cannabis strain works its magic especially during night use or the relaxed hours of the day. Feel a sense of calmness, tranquility and intoxicated by this sultry and mellow strain. Ideally many experience a heavy sleep on this strain in other words if you smoke enough it will knock you out till the next bright and sunny morning.




Sativa’s have common reports of a cerebral, creative and energetic high, and even, albeit rarely, comprising hallucinations. Sativas typically have a more uplifting high that ideally gives one more energy. This is the type of marijuana strain you usually smoke with friends or during the day and likely the type of weed people smoke at social events. Many also smoke Sativa when they need to focus be productive with work or at home. This strain is wonderfully suited for day use and can often cause a head high that will bring your mind pure energetic bliss. I personally find sativa’s help analyze and narrow peoples thoughts to bring focus to whatever it is you need to focus on. Overall this weed strain generates more of a creative high.

Sativa tends to be more stimulant and is known to be more effective in treating the following medical issues:

This strain is a weed lovers favorite as it is energizing and uplifting. For many sativa clears the mind and brings forth focus and stimulates the well-being of many.


Here our the top Indica and Sativas on the market right now!


Charlotte’s Web CBD Premium Strain

Charlotte’s Web is a cultivar with less than 8% THC that has gained popularity as an option for treating seizures as well as a range of other medical conditions.  This strain is classified as a sativa dominant hybrid, with a 60% sativa, 40% indica ratio. This CBD strain does not alter your mental state making it ideal for going about day to day activities, minus the worries of becoming dysfunctional with a 23% CBD level.

Blue Dream

As the name suggest, life is but a dream with this strain. The highs will wash you away, cerebral rushes combined with a backdrop of bodily relaxations make it ideal for anyone looking to smoke during the day without the fear of getting anxious or nervous, as Sativas can sometimes do.

Jack Herer

Named after the “Emperor of Hemp“, Jack Herer is a cerebral sativa strain with crystal-coated buds containing more than 20% THC. Tastes similar to a creme brulee. Rich creamy and nutty flavors combine with a spicy Haze and Skunk profile. Trics are brittle and fall off easily when you break up the bud. Jack Herer has won more High Life Cannabis Cup awards than any other strain. Imaginative, cerebral effects.

Ghost Train Haze

Ghost Train Haze is no strain for beginners. Why? Ghost Train Haze is one of the strongest cannabis strains in the world. This potent flower has won many awards and is coveted among sativa-loving cannabis enthusiasts. Partaking in this strain is an event. It provides a very strong, almost psychedelic head high.  

Green Crack

Don’t let the name fool you: this is pure cannabis. Few strains compare to Green Crack’s sharp energy and focus as it induces an invigorating mental buzz that keeps you going throughout the day. With a tangy, fruity flavor redolent of mango, Green Crack is a great daytime strain that may help consumers fight fatigue, stress, and depression.



Northern Lights

This is a very famous and favorable Indica in the weed world. stands among the most famous strains of all time, a pure indica cherished for its resinous buds, fast flowering, and resilience during growth. Itself a descendant of indigenous Afghani and Thai landrace strains, Northern Lights has given rise to famous hybrids like Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze.


Broadly pure Indica strain that is best known for its deeply relaxing side effects. Essentially  long term sufferers of insomnia, chronic pain, and stress disorders can look to Afghani for its mood-boosting euphoric high that will be sure to send you into a state of blissful happiness.

Grand Daddy Purple

The marijuana of all marijuana. Grand Daddy Purple is an indica dominant strain and is a cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkle. This blend explains why it has a complex berry and grape aroma while its nugs are oversized with a compact bud structure. What really sets this strain apart from the others is that it is easy to identify by the taste alone. Its taste lingers on the tongue for longer and will help you feel relaxed. The strain has a serious kick to it and its psychoactive effects are evidently detectable in both body and mind. It manages to deliver an overwhelming feeling of physical relaxation and cerebral euphoria. You will find yourself fixed in one spot while your thoughts float in a dreamy buzz for the duration of Grand Daddy Purple effects.




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